Author Archives: Loknath Das

Range Rover Velar Review

I’m in Norway to drive the newest from the JLR stable – the Range Rover Velar. A new car in a new country – exciting for sure – but I was especially enthused because it’s the quickest we have gone from hearing of anew model and actually driving it. The Velar has been conceived as a new Range Rover model ... Read More »

Yeti SB-6 Turq X01 Eagle review£7,527.00

BikeRadar verdict “Searingly expensive, but an outstandingly composed, quiet and hyper-fast trail weapon”   Highs: Excellent geometry and immaculately poised pedal efficient but high control suspension   Lows: Eyewateringly expensive, doesn’t suit ‘slammed’ feel riders   Buy if: You can afford one of the fastest, most sorted all rounders on the market The SB-6 frame isn’t just a seasoned campaigner at the highest ... Read More »

The untold risks of buying a used car

For car and motor lovers, the Total Motor Show lived up to all the pre-event hype. The event, organised every two years, is the only place East Africans can see all car and motor brands at a go. “This is where to find everything motoring,” commented one of the organisers. My take home from 2015’s dose was the need for ... Read More »

Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Edition: All You Need To Know

Deliveries of the Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo edition will commence from September 2017 Highlights Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo will be launched in mid-August 2017 The Monte Carlo edition cars pay homage to Skoda’s racing heritage The India-spec model will be different from the one sold in Europe Skoda is all set to launch the new Rapid Monte Carlo Edition in ... Read More »

Cars from Kojack, Back to the Future and Life on Mars at Stonham Barns show

A 1973 Buick Century, the same as driven by New York detective Kojak, will be at Sonham Barns. Picture: EARL ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY They have travelled through time, chased bad guys and entertained millions of viewers – now they are coming to Suffolk. Classic cars which took starring roles in some of the most popular films and TV series of the ... Read More »

Car Review: Kia Cadenza Limited blurs the line between premium and luxury

WASHINGTON — The large premium sedan class once dominated by Buick and Lincoln has some real competition now from the likes of Lexus — and now Kia joins the crowd. The Cadenza has been around a few years already. And for 2017, a redesign is here to help it better compete. Before, the Cadenza was nice but not comparable to ... Read More »

Review: 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber — 1930s’ Bob-Tail Styling With Modern Triumph Tech

The Triumph Bobber is the fifth motorcycle from the new Bonneville lineup. It is one of the most popular motorcycles from the British manufacturer and perhaps the most niche model of all. We took the Bonneville Bobber for a short spin in the city and also on the open tarmac to see what exactly the #Bobberlifestyle is, and here is ... Read More »

Mini will preview electric car with 2017 Frankfurt auto show concept

BMW Group’s Mini brand was an early pioneer of mainstream electric cars. Some readers will recall the brand leased the Hardtop-based Mini E electric car on a trial basis late last decade to help gather feedback from users. The BMW Group used the gathered feedback for the i3 launched in 2014. But with electric cars increasing in popularity, helped along by the ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki to revamp used-car business

The new outlets, which will also be based on a franchise model, will be set up by Maruti’s dealers, who are likely to invest close to Rs60 lakh-Rs90 lakh in each, depending on the area and city. Photo: Mint Mumbai: Sixteen years after Maruti Suzuki India Ltd entered the used car market, it is sharpening its focus on the business that ... Read More »

To Lease or to Buy? Here Are Some Answers to the New-Car Shopper’s Biggest Question

Are you in the market for a luxury car? Or a beater? Or maybe something you intend to keep till it’s a beater? Are you dutifully committed when it comes to vehicle-related responsibilities, or are you flakier than a fresh-baked croissant? When it comes to getting a vehicle, there are a lot of moving parts to leasing and financing. The choices ... Read More »